Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,815,150
Catalog: KM-107
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.71 (4/26/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1873 ARROWS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The year 1873 was a seminal one in U.S. numismatics. Henry R. Linderman began his second term as Mint director, serving until 1878. The Latin Monetary Union, comprising France, Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland, adopted a gold standard. The 'Crime of '73' legislated the two cent piece, trime, and silver half dime out of existence, omitted the Seated Liberty silver dollar from the list of authorized coins, introduced the Trade dollar, and increased the weight of minor silver coinage. The half dollar's weight increased from 12.44 gm to 12.50 gm of .900 fine silver. The Trade dollar contained 27.22 gm of .900 fine silver--an excess of nearly 9% compared with the silver content of two half dollars--ensuring that it would not circulate domestically.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1873 ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 57.50 70.00 120 280 450 480 550 730 1200 1550 1950 3950 17250 35000 - - - -
$ 310 490 525 600 800 1325 1700 2150 4500 19000 38500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 269
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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4/26/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7888


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 736 $2,990.00
5/28/2008 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 8661 $253.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1740 $6,462.50
12/23/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 89643 $165.00
1/9/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10563 $470.00
4/22/2013 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1822 $53.00
6/2/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 June 2 - 11 US Coins Internet Auction - Dallas Session(1), 131324/Lot# 20192 $170.38
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 894 $450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18594147255551705838102711381289138115831799219728346007695113034205103258452213
298811118335360274990110641188131914481655193124093891632189781552624534391270
0000007499011064118813191448165519312409389163218978155262453400
00000079396411011238135015151727206426214949663611006180182855900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2079
Owner: jacmitch
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2079
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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